Minimum Monthly Maintenance Income Allowance
The Minimum Monthly Maintenance Income Allowance (MMMIA) is the amount of income the "Community Spouse" (the "well-spouse") is entitled to receive. For Year 2015, this amount is set at $1,966.25 (updated 1/1/2015) per month. The maximum is $2,980.50 per month. These numbers have been updated as of January 1, 2015, and are effective through December 30, 2015.
The MMMIA consists of the well-spouse's gross monthly income, plus an amount diverted from the nursing home spouse's income in order to meet this minimum amount.
The MMMIA can be increased through one of two mechanisms; either the Fair Hearing Process, or through a Court-Order. The final allowance is determined through a complex calculation per Medicaid guidelines and rules.